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spicy cream cheese pastry

Ingredients For spicy cream cheese pastry

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    ground cayenne
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, chilled
  • 6 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature

How To Make spicy cream cheese pastry

  • 1
    In a bowl, combine the flour, salt, and cayenne pepper and stir together.
  • 2
    Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the butter and cream cheese to form a soft dough.
  • 3
    Alternatively, combine the dry ingredients in a food processor.
  • 4
    Add the butter and cream cheese and process with short pulses until the dough just sicks together.
  • 5
    Gather the dough into a ball, enclose in plastic wrap or waxed paper, and chill for at leat 30 minutes or for up to several hours.
  • 6
    Makes top crust for 1 large pot pie, or 3 individual ones.

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